U.S. Highway 50 Camino Safety Project

Project Facts


In the Camino area, east of Placerville, on U.S. Highway 50 from Still Meadows Road to 0.1 mile east of Upper Carson Road. The project proposes to install a concrete median barrier, construct acceleration/deceleration lanes at at-grade intersections, construct a new mainline undercrossing to mitigate for loss of left-turn movements, and construct access to the new mainline undercrossing for local connectivity.

Project Benefits

The purpose of this project is to improve the safety on Highway 50 in the Camino Corridor by modifying the roadway. This will be done by installing a concrete median barrier that will restrict left-turn movements at at-grade intersections within the project limits. Widening the outside shoulders to standard width and installing several acceleration/deceleration lanes will help to reduce collisions within the project limits. A secondary purpose is to maintain local and regional access to and from the north and south sides of Highway 50 while providing safe east-west access on and off the highway.

Funding Breakdown

Phase 1 Funding:
Local - $7,300,000
State - $5,500,000
Federal - $42,600,000
Estimated Total Project Cost - $55,400,000

Project Schedule

Environmental Document Completed -- 01/30/18
Right of Way Acquisition Completed -- 07/01/19
Design Completed -- 07/01/19
Advertise -- 09/01/19
Begin Construction -- 11/01/19
Expected Completion -- 12/01/22


El Dorado County, El Dorado County Transportation Commission

Project Contact

Clark Peri, Project Manager
Phone: (916) 825-8168

Steve Nelson, Public Information Officer
Phone: (530) 741-4566


US 50 Camino Project Map (PDF) 


Project Documents:

News / Events

Press Releases

  • Left Turns to be Closed on U.S. Highway 50 on Weekends in October
  • Caltrans to Present Alternatives for Highway 50 Safety Project
  • Caltrans to Present Alternatives for U.S. Highway 50 Camino Safety Project

Press Documents

Notice of Public Meeting – August 30, 2018 (PDF)
Hosted by Caltrans District 3 to provide an update on the project status.

  • Thursday, August 30, 2010 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Project presentation at 6:15 p.m.
  • Camino Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3520 Carson Road, Camino

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